Impact Games are games that can move a team up or down the RPI Ladder (increase or decrease RPI Rank).
Direct Impact Games are head-to-head matchups for the team.
Indirect Impact Games are games that include a previous opponent of the team and impact the team's SOS component of RPI.
Late in the season, Indirect Impact Games may only have a small impact on a team's RPI Rank.
Normally, a win will increase a team's RPI Rank and a loss will decrease it, but sometimes when playing a really strong opponent a win or a loss will increase RPI Rank and when playing a much weaker opponent a win or a loss will decrease RPI Rank.
RPI Points are approximate.

RPI Ladder
RPI
Team
RPI Pts
Needed
1
Duke
2240
25
Maryland
1586
50
Georgia State
1260
75
Montana
1043
100
South Carolina
915
125
Omaha
772
150
Prairie View A&M
621
175
Duquesne
495
200
Norfolk State
387
225
Vanderbilt
188
244
Army
108
245
The Citadel
105
246
Middle Tennessee
100
247
Long Island
99
248
Detroit
97
249
Richmond
84
250
Troy
79
251
UMKC
76
252
UMass-Lowell
67
253
Sacred Heart
66
254
South Alabama
65
255
Portland State
60
256
California
52
257
Mercer
39
258
Sacramento State
35
259
Washington State
34
260
James Madison
32
261
Chattanooga
29
262
Columbia
23
263
UNCW
-
264
George Washington
-4
265
Wagner
-7
266
La Salle
-9
267
Dartmouth
-13
268
Appalachian State
-21
269
Eastern Illinois
-25
270
South Dakota
-26
271
East Carolina
-38
272
Lafayette
-39
273
Evansville
-40
274
Idaho State
-47
275
UMass
-48
276
Loyola-Maryland
-61
277
Elon
-79
278
Cal State Northridge
-87
279
Grambling
-90
280
North Carolina Central
-97
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-103
282
Marist
-122
300
Western Carolina
-189
325
SIUE
-414
353
Alabama A&M
-1022
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games